Category: General Press Releases

The Champaign Police Department Commemorates National Police Week

Each May during National Police Week (May 12-18, 2013), the nation pauses to recognize the service and sacrifice of U.S. law enforcement. Local law enforcement agencies in Champaign County will join the nation in honoring men and women who lost their lives in the line of duty. Champaign Police will pay a special tribute to […]

Champaign Public Library Budget Shortfall May Lead to Reduced Hours

The Champaign Public Library is $500,000 short of the funding needed to maintain current service levels in the coming budget year. Unless additional city funds can be directed to the library, hours of operation will be need to be reduced after July 1.  The reason for the shortfall is that, while operating expenses rise each […]

Champaign Growing Greener Meeting

Interested in how Champaign is ‘going green?’ Join your friends and neighbors at a public meeting for Champaign’s FIRST Environmental Sustainability Plan called Champaign Growing Greener. The meeting will be held tomorrow, April 30, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Champaign Public Library. Learn more about the key issues facing Champaign and efforts the […]

Honorary Street Ceremony

The City of Champaign will honor Reverend W.B. Keaton by dedicating a portion of Sixth Street, between Pilgrim Baptist Church and Eureka Street, as Honorary Rev. W.B. Keaton Way. The honorary street signs will be unveiled on Friday, April 26, 2013, at 11 a.m. during a ceremony at the northwest intersection of Sixth Street and […]

Champaign Community Coalition “Neighborhood Walk”

Please join the Champaign Community Coalition as we “Walk-as-One” in the southwest police district of Champaign on Thursday, May 2, 2013, from 4:30-6:30 PM. Coalition partners will go door-to-door: Distributing child safety and crime prevention information; Informing residents about community programs for youth and families; Strengthening community partnerships; and Supporting and responding to neighborhood needs […]

Open House – ADA Transition Plan – 2013 Update

On Thursday, April 25, 2013, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the main foyer at The Division of Disability Resources & Educational Services at 1207 S. Oak St., the City of Champaign will host a public open house to discuss the 2013 update to the City’s ADA Transition Plan.  The Project Specialist, along with […]

2013 Heroes and Helping Hands Awards

Prior to the City of Champaign Council meeting next Tuesday, April 23, 2013, Champaign Fire and Police Departments will honor nearly a dozen people who in the last year found themselves in the midst of an emergency. Faced with crisis situations, these civic-minded helpers and heroes provided exemplary aid to their fellow citizens and the […]

STAR Expo and Awards Ceremony to happen April 25th

When: Thursday, April 25, 2013 Expo – 5:30 pm; Awards Ceremony – 7:00 pm Where: Hilton Garden Inn 1501 S. Neil Street, Champaign Event Details On Thursday, April 25, 2013, the Neighborhood Services Department and the Neighborhood Services Advisory Board will host the Fourth Annual STAR (Service Together Achieves Results) Expo and Awards Ceremony. The […]

METCAD (Champaign County 9-1-1) Urges Education for 9-1-1

Everyone knows that in the United States, 9-1-1 is the universal number that should be called in the event of an emergency…or do they? 9-1-1 centers all over the US have encountered hurdles when educating the public about 9-1-1 and its uses. That’s why during the month of April, as part of National 9-1-1 Education […]

Champaign Public Library Launches Civility Week, April 7-13, 2013

It’s Cool to Be Kind! CHAMPAIGN PUBLIC LIBRARY will lead an effort to enhance the quality of life in our community through programs and activities that explore the principles of civility. Civility Week provides a chance to get our community talking about important issues such as bullying in schools and incivility in the workplace. It’s […]